1 dead, others injured in 3-vehicle fire after Brooklyn Bridge crashPosted: Updated:
Officials says one person is dead and five others were injured after three vehicles caught on fire following a crash on the Brooklyn Bridge.
Police say the crash happened around 7 a.m., causing the bridge to close in both directions between Cadman Plaza and Adams Street. The lanes have since reopened.
ALERT: The #BrooklynBridge is currently closed going eastbound towards #Brooklyn as part of a traffic collision investigation. Expect heavy traffic and a police presence in this area. pic.twitter.com/uldg05HwVX— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) November 21, 2018
Police say six cars were involved in the crash and three went up in flames.
Police say it appears a pickup truck somehow lost control and smashed into several other cars including a Volkswagen.
Authorities say people were unable to help the trapped driver from the burning car despite their efforts. The victim was later identified as 32-year-old Kristopher Hambas, of Scarsdale.
Another person was taken to the hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.